BEEFSTEW WITH DUMPLINGS
2 roughly chopped onions
1 green pepper, also roughly chopped
500 g beef cubes
2 cubes of beef pot stock
veggies of your choice
1 packet of oxtail soup powder
Fry onions and green pepper and add the beef cubes of your choice.
Add pepper, potjiekos spice and beef pot stock.
Give a good stir before adding 1 cup of water.
Put the lid on and simmer for 1 hour.
Add veggies (I used baby potatoes and big chunks of peeled carrots) and cook until tender – add water if needed but not too much, it must not cover the food completely.
Mix oxtail soup (I used the 2 in 1 with BBQ spice) with a cup of water and add to the meat. Put on lowest temperature, cover and make the dumplings.
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 ml salt
Rub a tablespoon of butter into the flour.
Add an egg to 125 ml milk and mix.
Add to the flour mixture and mix until a smooth dough.
Drop tablespoons of the dough on top of the meat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes (do not open the pot whilst cooking the dumplings).
Remove from stove and let it rest for 10 minutes before opening the pot.
Photo: Natacha Visagie